HoopsHype Damian Lillard Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: April 20, 2015 | 04:56 PM

Baxter Holmes

From POR-MEM G1: Lillard is a no-show: es.pn/1Ox3twk For POR, only positive is it can’t get worse: es.pn/1Ox3CQp

Brett Pollakoff

Not linking it, but man that’s an awful column ripping Lillard for taking a long time to speak to reporters and his “peddling of sneakers.”

Raul Barrigon

Lillard said was ready for Game 1... 2-13 FG vs @Tony Allen + Marc&Zach. And they didn't play defense vs 2-time NBA champ @Beno Udrih: 20 pts.

Baxter Holmes

From Blazers-Grizz G1: Lillard is a no-show: es.pn/1Ox3twk For POR, only positive is it can’t get worse: es.pn/1Ox3CQp

John Canzano

Damian Lillard was awful in Game 1. He shouldn’t get a free pass. My column on the less-than All-Star performance: oregonlive.com/sports/oregoni…

Lang Greene

LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard (combined 18-of-55 from the floor) won't be this bad all series, but can't see them overcoming Memphis

Zach Lowe

Conley looked great tonight -- fast, explosive. Lillard was forcing it. Interesting minutes from Leonard in semi-garbage time.

Ryan Ward

Damian Lillard: 5-21 shooting for 14 points. 8 rebounds & 3 assists. LaMarcus Aldridge: 34 points (13-34) & 14 boards.

Ryan Ward

Grizzlies might easily sweep the Blazers in this series. Portland looks awful. Lillard is struggling & Aldridge can’t get it done on his own

Ronald Tillery

Aldridge/Lillard are a combined 17 for 54. Griz mission accomplished.

Mike Prada

The Grizzlies are really making life hard for Lillard. Bigs coming out in perfect position, guards giving multiple efforts

Sean Grande

I mean, no surprise, you knew this Udrih-Lillard matchup was going to be trouble for Portland.

Eli Savoie

In 4 games and 3 quarters against the Grizzlies this year, Damien Lillard now shooting 35-94 and 8-35 from three

Geoff Calkins

If fairness, when Lillard said he'd show up, he didn't specify when.

Mike Richman

Damian Lillard missed two free throws and now he air balls a 3. Just a horrendous night.

Peter Edmiston

Mike Conley's playing with an injury that feels like he's stepping on a golf ball, Lillard's playing as if he's stepping on a sea urchin

John Canzano

Imagine what Damian Lillard would do to Damian Lillard on defense.

Peter Edmiston

Blazers obviously dealing with tons of injuries but Lillard hasn't shown up yet. He's playing as if he's hurt.

Mike Prada

Portland’s best chance is if Lillard goes supernova with Conley and Allen hobbling, so this game is not a good sign.

Julian Mozo

#NBA Memphis en total control en el PT: 58-39 con 13 de Udrih y 11 de Gasol. Portland depende en exceso de Lillard-Aldridge (9-29 campo).

Kerry Eggers

Bad numbers for #Blazers: 1-9 on 3's; @Damian Lillard 2 for 11; @LaMarcus Aldridge 7 for 18; @Beno Udrih 6 for 7, Grizzlies lead fast-break pts 9-1

Jason Quick

Lillard always a big-game performer. Not so far: 2-for-11 and not playing in control. Gotta think he will play better. Can't get much worse.

Mike Richman

Damian Lillard missed some easy ones early and has been pressing since. He's 2-11 with 5 points.

Dwight Jaynes

Aldridge has 16 points on 18 shots… Lillard 2-11 and Portland 1-9 from three. A nasty half of basketball for the Blazers

Erik Gundersen

Portland showed signs of life but ultimately got dominated in the first half. Grizz up 19 at halftime. Lillard and Aldridge 9-29.

Royce Young

Grizzlies 58, Blazers 39 at half. Damian Lillard shooting just 2-for-11 so far, yikes. http://t.co/NJ6mv7MIQF

Dwight Jaynes

I think Lillard could have shown more effort on that play — before, during and after the ball was stolen

Mike Prada

I don’t know how Conley made that off his bad foot. I do know that while he sure looked quick, Lillard’s defense helped.

Peter Edmiston

Speed dribble by Conley. Looks like he's got that burst. And he's really defended Lillard on ball very, very well. Easily a top 2 Griz PG.

Kerry Eggers

Sensational lob play to @Damian Lillard for the finger roll on OB play with 1.7 on clock. Give Terry Stotts credit for that

Dwight Jaynes

Aldridge and Lillard are a combined 5-21

Dwight Jaynes

that was Lillard’s first make after six misses.

Ronald Tillery

Damian Lillard taking wild shots and has misfired on first 6 attempts

Peter Edmiston

Conley stuffed Lillard on that drive. On one injured foot. Lillard's been terrible to start this game.

Dwight Jaynes

Meyers Leonard in, so is Lillard

Eli Savoie

Beno has 4 field goals on 4 attempts. Aldridge and Lillard combined for 3 field goals on 15 attempts. Advantage Grizzlies. 25-15 after 1

Mike Richman

Blazers open the second quarter with Lillard, Blake, Batum, Leonard and Lopez

Kerry Eggers

#Blazers' big guns, @LaMarcus Aldridge & @Damian Lillard, a combined 3-for-15 in 1Q (LA 3 for 11, Damian 0 for 4)

Geoff Calkins

Aldridge and Lillard have 9 points in 20 minutes. Beno has 8 in 4.

Dwight Jaynes

Aldridge is 3-10 and Lillard 0-4. Your stars are supposed to show up for playoff games,

Amy Schwartz

CJ McCollum looking better than Damian Lillard right now. #PORatMEM

Erik Gundersen

Grizz wanted to free Conley off a screen on that Z-Bo post-up. Lillard beat the screen cause he saw it coming. He'll just have to keep it up

Peter Edmiston

Just saw @Damian Lillard go out of his way to take a pictures with two kids (Griz fans, too). Had to wait, kid didn't have it ready. Very nice

Sean Meagher

One more to get you ready: @Jason Quick breaks down the point guard matchup between Damian Lillard and Mike Conley – oregonlive.com/blazers/index.…

Baxter Holmes

Lillard, Blazers look for a repeat of turnaround. My dispatch from Memphis heading into Game 1: es.pn/1Q679Jh

Mike Richman

LRT: Chris Kaman (in grey Hyperfuse) was yelling at Lillard that they could have same shoes if Kaman had red laces. Dame (joking): Shut up

Sean Meagher

Damian Lillard likes that no one is picking the #Blazers to beat the Grizzlies – oregonlive.com/blazers/index.…

Kerry Eggers

Notes column on World Track Champs to Eugene, new Colwood par 3, @Damian Lillard's streak, Mike Johnston and more pamplinmedia.com/pt/12-sports/2…

David Locke

Last two years in the clutch Lillard is 39% FG and 31% from 3. 35th out 64 players who have taken 100 clutch FGA twitter.com/tyewing2/statu…